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Saturday 12th September 2020

LENNON RETROSPECTIVE : 8pm

Imagine you could take a Magical Mystery Tour back in time to revisit the sound of The Beatles. Well we can recommend the perfect night for you.

Visualise a young Lennon & you have Gaz Keenan. Add a highly professional backing band & from the start you know this is a live music experience you won't forget.

The "Lennon Retrospective" two hour show brought to you by "John Lennon Tribute UK", promises to take you on a journey through John Lennon’s popular back catalogue, serving up classic solos and Lennon penned early Beatles classics.

Fronted by Gaz Keenan, the band of professional musicians have played theatres countywide with the show, designed to offer an authentic Lennon experience.

Highlights of the tour so far have included a mini stage invasion, a duet with a member of the audience & a solo recreation of the rooftop concert by Gaz himself on top of Stratford Play House porch roof followed by a walkabout busk around the town with a stream of followers!

Gaz, himself, has over 25 years of experience in the industry, and his passion for The Beatles, in particular Lennon, has given birth to this particular concept.

A look alike and sound alike, Gaz featured heavily in the ITV show The Big Audition which he went on to win.
His ability to recreate John's soulful vocals alongside passionate guitar and piano work, is clear to see on stage, as the show is stitched together with costume changes, uncanny mannerisms and caustic wit.

Grab your chance to witness this highly acclaimed tribute band when they visit Wotton Under Edge in September.

"No-one can top Gaz who looks like Lennon in his early years" The Daily Express
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Saturday 26th September 2020

FREE CONCERT - Wotton Silver Band at the TOWN HALL : 730pm for 8pm start

FREE CONCERT - ALL PROCEEDS TO UNDER THE EDGE ARTS

Wotton Silver Band is delighted to present the gift of a free concert to Under The Edge Arts, with all proceeds from bar takings and donations going to the organisation whose 2020 income has been decimated by Coronavirus.

The band hopes all those who appreciate the arts in Wotton will fill the town hall to capacity to show their support and provide desperately needed funds for Under The Edge Arts.

Recently promoted to the 1st Section in national rankings, Wotton Silver Band stands ready to demonstrate their talents through a varied and entertaining repertoire, mixing arrangements of popular classics with original compositions for brass.

If you have always imagined a brass band concert is not for you, this is such a great opportunity to give it a try whilst benefiting this excellent, volunteer-run asset which contributes so much to the life of our wonderful town.

BE PROUD OF WOTTON. BE THERE.


PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR ARTS ORGANISATION
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Monday 28th September 2020

SOLD OUT - GLASS CAGE Friday : 8pm

“You have cancer. Any questions?”

Raw, hilarious and brutally honest - one woman’s true story of her cancer journey and survival. A brave 'warts and all' play written by Jacky Tolfree who "tells it how it is" about her recent experience of breast cancer.

“You’re not going to look like a smurf are you?"

Performed by a mix of local actors, Glass Cage is very moving and extremely funny.

Wotton local Jacky Tolfree, mother of 4, runs drama workshops and writes plays for children at UTEA, as well as having a full time career. This is the first play Jacky has written for adults.

“We carry on with our life as if nothing is going to beat us, and it won’t. Because we will get through this for the kids and for each other. Agreed?"

Contains strong language. Not suitable for young children. Parental guidance recommended.

Performed for 2 nights only at Under the Edge Arts.

Featuring an introduction by Jacky Tolfree, poem by local poet Rosy Langley and piano music by Paul Groom.
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Thursday 8th October 2020

WINDS OF CHANGE : 7:45 - 8:45

A fascinating, informative and sometimes humorous journey across several centuries via bamboo and baroque flutes, flute, alto flute and piccolo. Nicola will talk about the repertoire and instruments and how changing and developing flutes have influenced composers. This informal 'recital' lasts about an hour and there will be opportunities to ask questions and have a close look at flutes.

Repertoire to include
Telemann Fantasie
CPE Bach - Sonata in A minor
Debussy - Syrinx
Koechlin - Chants de Nectaire
Ian Clarke - The Great Train Race ( The flute as you don't normally hear it )
Woodward - White Witch

REVIEWS

"The lecture recital yesterday was SUPERB and constitutes one of the best events I've been to for years" - History Festival Committee



“We’ve been taken on a journey…. a historic, technical artistic and musical journey. This hall has been filled with the most wonderful sound.” U3A
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Saturday 10th October 2020

MOLLY AND THE MOON : 7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Join Molly-Anne and friends in an intimate, acoustic night of music in aid of
TreeSisters: women seeding change, a charity designed to empower women from the developing world through the reforestation of our precious, tropical rainforests.

Molly & The Moon are an alternative and uplifting musical group from local Gloucestershire, bringing a quaint British Folk charm to the Americana genre.

With a soulful, Folk inspired-sound fused with acoustic elements of Bluegrass and Americana, Molly-Anne accompanies herself on guitar and harmonica, backed by Beth Hill on banjo/double
bass, Andy Guy on guitar/double bass and Andy Chinner/Jason Titley on percussion.

Molly's distinctive, earthy vocal sound is beautifully complimented by the uplifting three-part harmonies of Beth and Andy, a real stand-out feature of their music.


Writing poetic, upbeat songs and enjoying a joyfully sweet but unabashed live presence, the band shine a new perspective on folk music, bringing the genre new ideas about consciousness,
spirituality, humanity, beauty, nature and peace. A passionate vegan and environmentalist, Molly hopes to spread love, unity and connection through her songwriting and enjoys a joyful live presence.


Molly has previously enjoyed sell-out headline shows in her local county of Gloucestershire and has recently supported Folk heroes Noble Jacks, Cara Dillon, Ninebarrow, Jessica Boswell
and Mishra on their UK tours. A recent highlight saw the band performing on the prestigious 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions, hosted by BBC Radio 2's 'Whispering' Bob Harris.

Molly & The Moon are looking forward to an exciting 2020, bringing new ideas, phases and genre-combinations to their music.

Join Molly & The Moon, plus a host of special guests for an evening of intimate, candlelight music to raise money for TreeSisters.
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